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ERIC Number: EJ876159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Techniques for Small-Group Discourse
Kilic, Hulya; Cross, Dionne I.; Ersoz, Filyet A.; Mewborn, Denise S.; Swanagan, Diana; Kim, Jisun
Teaching Children Mathematics, v16 n6 p350-357 Feb 2010
The nature of mathematical discourse and its influence on the development of students' mathematical understanding has received much attention from researchers in recent years. Engaging students in discursive practices can be difficult; teachers can increase their competence in facilitating discourse through greater awareness of the impact of certain instructional behaviors on students' mathematical talk. Different types of instructional facilitation influence students' thinking and reasoning; reflecting on one's own practices can help one to determine his/her role as an instructor and increase his/her competence. This article offers tips and ideas on how to develop expertise in facilitating small-group discourse. It also presents teaching strategies that can promote meaningful talk as well as critical thinking and reasoning. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A